Precision medicine as a powerful approach to improving human health; however, translational and clinical research using this approach may require extremely precise sample characterization, collection, and handling.
Many studies require custom, prospective collection of biospecimens. Depending on the rarity and lability of these specimens and markers within, collection may be challenging using an R&D organization’s existing supply chain options.
That’s why we were excited to learn that iSpecimen, whose biospecimen marketplace is integrated with Science Exchange, couriers 60 samples of freshly drawn blood daily across state lines — from a specific clinical site to a client’s research lab 2 hours away*. For another client, iSpecimen delivers fresh stool samples, also within 2 hours of collection.
Access to these fresh samples from consenting patients is likely to save the client time and money, says iSpecimen, because tapping into an existing provider network can make it unnecessary for clients to search for samples or establish their own supply chain.
What are your biospecimen requirements? Explore options for accessing existing specimens or ordering custom collection at https://www.scienceexchange.com/labs/ispecimen.
*iSpecimen Blog. September 14, 2018. “Fresh blood samples from clinic to out-of-state lab. Every day, in a two-hour window.”